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Old 02-22-2005, 12:31 PM   #1
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Unhappy Help uninstall fedora 3


I installed fedora core 3 on my pc and i am having problems using it and setting it up so i can host my own website. Thus I am trying to uninstall it and go back to windows. Can anyone help me uninstall Fedora core 3 so i can reinstall windows please.

I put the windows cd in the cd rom and restart and boot from cd, it says checking system config but then nothing happens... Help mee please someone I am lost.....

Thank you Vinny
 
Old 02-22-2005, 12:46 PM   #2
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this is something wrong with the windows CD. Regardless of Fedora installed or not, it should still run the windows setup from CD. you could try with a windows 98 boot disk and format the drives first (that could help, but I don't see how)
 
Old 02-22-2005, 01:39 PM   #3
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this is something wrong with the windows CD. Regardless of Fedora installed or not, it should still run the windows setup from CD. you could try with a windows 98 boot disk and format the drives first (that could help, but I don't see how)



I have two different windows xp discs and neither of them work... I didnt install linux on a seperate partition on this machine i gave linux the whole hard disc... I wiped windows completely off the drive can anyone help me remove linux and reinstall windows??
 
Old 03-01-2005, 01:01 AM   #4
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Re: help

If you have a Windows boot disk, you can perform the following functions to correct this.

First set your bios to boot from floppy disk.
Boot up on your Windows disk.
At the command prompt type: fdisk /mbr
This will re-write your master boot record and enable you to re-install Windows again.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 03-01-2005, 02:10 AM   #5
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I've seen a few of these queries float by.
And I don't think it's a RH/Fedora issue. Seems the hardware scan is crappy.

Seems the best solution is to give it something it can understand. Use a bootable Linux to create a fat32 partition big enough for windoze. Maybe FC3 in recovery mode will do (I don't know), or Knoppix or some such.
Then try the install again. XP will find the partition, and happily proceed - reformatting to NTFS or whatever if you choose.

Go figure.
 
Old 03-01-2005, 02:59 AM   #6
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Microsoft has helpfully (????) published a Knowledge Base article on how to completely uninstall Linux and install XP.

You probably need to delete every Linux partition on your hard drive with a partition editor before the Windows installer will work. (Didn't you get a blue screen with an error message on it? In my limited experience, the installer will blue screen if it finds your hard disk is formatted, but none of the partitions are formats Windows can understand.)

Ironically, you can use a live Linux CD such as Knoppix to perform this task. (There's an easy-to-use GUI-based program named "QTParted" included with Knoppix, as is the command-line "fdisk".)
 
Old 03-01-2005, 06:05 AM   #7
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MBR

Try to update the Master boot record ...
boot a DOS 6.22 diskett #1 press F5 to stopp the installation. Write fdisk /mbr at the prompt.

Have experience a similar phenomenon.






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